The summer months are not too far away. I don’t know about you but I always dread the long summer months. It’s the time where I scout the internet, parenting magazine and local news about what to do with kids in summer.
Saving money on family fun is particularly essential during the summer months, when the kids are out of school, restless, and looking to you for a number of entertainment ideas. It can make you feel guilty if you don’t have the money to repeatedly rent movies, take them to pricey kid-friendly places, and shell out big bucks for full fare activities.
This is where season passes come in handy. You pay once for full, year-round access to a wide variety of entertainment hot spots.
Fun at the Zoo
The zoo is a great place to save money with a season pass. A season pass to a zoo not only gets you in the door without paying again all year, but you typically get free parking, too.
Not only that, but a zoo membership allows you to access certain events that other pay-per-visit patrons don’t get to attend. And if you have to spend any money at the zoo on things like food, drinks, or gift shop items, you usually get a member’s discount price.
Beat the Heat at Water Parks
Another season pass that will save you money is one for a local water park. Water parks can be awfully expensive, costing approximately $50 per person per visit. A season pass is about $20-30 more, and you and your kids can visit as many times as you want throughout the open season.
Theme Parks Visits
Aside from water parks, other theme parks like Six Flags offer season passes to families who are on a tight budget. A season pass is the only smart way to go to one of these parks, because you can’t possibly enjoy everything in a single day!
Again, your family will likely save on food, drinks, and gift shop items, but they also have member only days and free perks like rent-free rafts for customers who prefer to pay for a year at a time.
Just two visits to a park would likely pay for a season pass, so if you plan to go more than once, or just want a place that you, your spouse and kids can have fun on a year-round basis, then consider upgrading to a membership that lets you have unlimited fun.
Cheer on Your Home Teams
Sporting events are another place where you and your clan can sock away money by investing in season tickets. The more games you buy ahead of time, the more you usually save – and you’ll never have to hear the kids complaining that you never take them anywhere!
Learning Time at the Museum
Family membership at the local art museums or children museums is another great way to have enjoyable time on a budget. The museum offers a great way to spend quality time while teaching kids valuable lessons at the same time.
Also most of the children museums or science museum offer reciprocal programs where you can enjoy free or discount passes to other museum in different cities.
Season passes and memberships ensure your family will get the fun they deserve while helping you save money at the same time. And in many cases, like with the zoo or an art museum, you’re contributing to the maintenance of the exhibits, too!
Also don’t forget to keep an eye out for many Atlanta daily deals that sometimes offering membership passes to popular attractions for more than 50% off.